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Sámi Inspired Bracelets—An Introduction

November 3, 2018 with Norma Refsal

Level of Instruction
BEGINNER class only (for those who have never made a Sámi-inspired bracelet). This is a pre-requisite class for the Sámi Inspired Braceltes—A Continuation class.
  • $75.00 Members
  • $95.00 Non-members

The Sámi are the indigenous people of the far north in Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia. In addition to fishing and farming, reindeer husbandry has been an important part of their livelihood. Sámi handwork, or duodji, features both material and design inspiration from their native lands. You will make a Sámi-inspired leather bracelet with pewter thread, using traditional Sámi design, and a reindeer-antler button. The pewter thread is nickel-free and contains 4% silver. You will leave class with one fully completed project. The technique involves very close handwork. Tools and supplies will be provided by the instructor. There will be a materials fee of $35.

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About the Instructor

Norma Refsal
Norma Refsal

Norma Refsal’s passion for metalsmithing began when her family lived in Telemark, Norway, in the late 1980s. After gaining experience, she began creating jewelry for the 21st century based on traditional Scandinavian-inspired, or neo-Nordic, designs. She creates jewelry for daily wear out of silver, leather, wood, and enamel, finding the simplicity of the design to be both timeless and elegant.